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Matthew Lee
MD, RPh, MS
5700 Old Richmond Ave.
Suite A-5
Richmond VA 23226
USA
phone: 804-358-1492
fax: 804-358-1491
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Dr. Matthew Lee is a Physician, Pharmacist, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist who also practices as an Expert Witness and Legal Strategy Consultant.

Specific Benefits Include:
  • Increased quality and integrity of written expert reports, based on an expanded knowledge base
  • Time savings by only having to coordinate and discuss a case with one expert as opposed to two or more
  • Since there is so much overlap between fields in the medical profession it is often hard to determine where one scope ends and another begins. This ambiguity is dramatically decreased , and scope increased by combining physician, pharmacist, and pharmacologist into one
  • Communication skills of a pharmacist and experience dealing directly with the lay-public, in addition to the knowledge and background of a physician is extremely beneficial describing technical details to a jury
  • Practicing in different realms within the healthcare field has allowed Dr. Lee to integrate the multiple facets giving him a unique and distinct perspective that no other expert has
  • Case Experience Includes:
  • Criminal and Civil Cases
  • Anaphylactic Reactions
  • Overdosel
  • Wrongful Death
  • Cardiac Arrest
  • Respiratory Arrest
  • Fentanyl Overdose
  • Dilaudid Overdose
  • Pharmacist Mis-Fills
  • Pharmacist Dispensing Errors
  • Pharmacy Standard of Care
  • Medication Adverse Effects
  • Falls Related to Medications (in and out of hospital)
  • Toxicology/Toxic Reactions
  • Medical Marijuana
  • Positive Drug Screens in the Workplace
  • Workplace Safety
  • Fit for Duty Testing
  • Dilaudid is a commonly used opioid narcotic analgesic in hospitals due to its potency and effectiveness in the management of acute pain. On occasion, patients may be administered too much Dilaudid resulting in an overdose.

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    Gary Saff, MD
    Anesthesiology /Pain Management Consultant
    5353 N Federal Highway
    Suite 301
    Fort Lauderdale FL 33308
    USA
    phone: (954) 772-7552
    fax: (954) 839-6353
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    Gary Saff, MD, an ivy league trained Anesthesia / Interventional Pain specialist and licensed independent medical examiner, is the director of Integrated Pain Solution of South Florida, serving the tri-county area including Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties.

    Prior to his current position, Dr. Saff was the director of pain management services at Cleveland Clinic and a former director at Columbia University’s St. Lukes-Roosevelt Hospital. He is licensed with the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Society of Pain Management, the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and is also licensed in acupuncture.

    Dr. Saff has been offering litigation support services to attorneys for Plaintiff and Defense for over 20 years. He has been deposed over 100 times and retained to testify as an expert witness when necessary. His services include consultation, peer review examination, medical record review, medical utilization review, personal injury, worker's compensation, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:

  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Common Spine Pain
  • Compression Fractures
  • Low Back Pain / Lumbar
  • Radiculopathy / Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Spondylosis
  • Spondylolithesis
  • Disc Degeneration
  • Disc Herniations
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Post Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Cancer Pain
  • RSD / CRPS
  • Arthritis
  • Compression Fractures
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Shingles
  • Musculoskeletal / Sports Injuries
  • Migraines

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    Gary Saff, MD
    There is a "pain crisis" in America today. Desperate, countless numbers of people are seeking treatment for pain, not understanding its source, and where to turn for help. Unresolved pain issues have caused higher insurance premiums, made the work force less productive, and tarnished the "golden years" of retirement. Many physicians are also befuddled as to which treatment options to pursue, while narcotic use has become rampid. This book, written by the highly acclaimed pain management physician, Gary Saff, M.D, offers unique perspectives and insights into solving this dilemma.
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    Eric M. Orenstein, MD
    2600 Ferry Street
    Lafayette IN 47904
    USA
    phone: (765) 838-7480 / cell: (616) 644-6348
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    Eric M. Orenstein, MD, is a board-certified fellowship-trained Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery. In practice for 30 years, he is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the Indiana University School of Medicine, teaching residents and medical students.

    Dr. Orenstein has been an active member of Indiana University Hospital's Surgery Standards Committee for several years. He is ABIME certified for Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). Dr. Orenstein has been on several state review panels for potential medical malpractice claims and has performed over 100 file reviews including disability reviews and utilization reviews.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Hip & Knee Replacements
    • Forensic Orthopedics
    • Workers' Compensation
    • Impairment Evaluations
  • Medical / Legal Evaluations
  • Causation
  • Utilization Review
  • Peer Review
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    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP
    2005 Elzey Avenue
    Memphis TN 38104
    USA
    phone: 901-310-8215
    fax: 1-888-859-3997
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    LaTonya Washington, MD, MBA, CPE, FAAP, is physician Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics with clinical experience expertise in Hospital Medicine for both adult and pediatric patients. Her experience also includes pediatric urgent care and emergency care.

    Background - In addition to providing care for hospitalized pediatric and adult patients, Dr. Washington has served as a healthcare executive with experience managing an inpatient facility with a focus on clinical integration and physician alignment.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Washington serves as a medical file review consultant utilizing Interqual and Milliman guidelines. Her expertise is available to attorneys for plaintiff and defendant for medical malpractice and other cases involving Hospitals, Healthcare Systems, Insurers for Peer Review, Risk Management, and Utilization Review. Dr. Washington's services include medical chart review for medical standard of care, objective opinions, deposition, and trial testimony.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Pediatric Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Healthcare Systems
    • Hospital Medicine
    • Hospital Acquired Infections
    • Standard of Care
  • Hospitalist
  • Primary Care Hospital Management
  • Infection Control
  • Pharmacy and Therapeutics
  • Revenue Management
  • Patient Safety
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    Dr. Mark Levin
    6 Gel Court
    Monsey NY 10952
    USA
    phone: 845-406-2183
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    Dr. Mark Levin, MD, is an Academic Physician with a wide range of experience in various practice settings, including academia, teaching hospital and private practice settings. He has a consulting practice in clinical standards and utilization review in Oncology and runs a blog devoted to Standards of Care. He is in active medical practice.

    Services Include:
    • Administrative Medicine
    • Brain Tumors
    • Breast Cancer
    • Cancer - Missed Diagnosis
    • Chemotherapy
    • Experimental / Investigational Medicine
    • Hematology
    • Improper Diagnosis
    • Kidney Cancer
    • Lung Cancer
  • Medical Practice Guidelines
  • Medical Records Review
  • Medical Utilization Review
  • Mesothelioma and other Asbestos Lung Diseases
  • Oncology
  • Pain Management
  • Prognosis (Cancer)
  • Standard of Care
  • Tumor Marker Testing
  • 12/26/2012 · Robots & Robotics
    Safe and effective chronic opioid therapy for chronic cancer related pain requires clinical skills and knowledge in both the principles of opioid prescribing and on the assessment and management of risks associated with opioid abuse, addiction, and diversion.

    Breast cancer patients often suffer menopausal symptoms, which include vaginal dryness. This distressing symptom is often treated with topical estrogen or progesterone creams; however, there remains a concern about systemic absorption of estrogen and its effect on breast cancer. In a group that is treated with tamoxifen, it would appear that the systemic affect would be negated by the tamoxifen's anti-estrogen blockade but the question remains hotly debated.

    4/3/2009 · Medical
    Breast cancer is a malignant (cancerous) growth that begins in the tissues of the breast. Over the course of a lifetime, one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer

    9/23/2008 · Medical
    Acceptance and compliance with screening and genetic programs for genetic illness depends crucially on the compatibility and fit of their design with the social, cultural and religious concerns and mores of target communities. As a case in point, genetic screening programs that are currently in use within Jewish populations are considered on the background of ethical and religious concerns

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    Glenda Flemister MD, FACP, FCCP
    President/Medical Director
    21200 S. La Grange Road
    suite 273
    Frankfort Illinois 60423
    United States
    phone: 815.534.5677
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    Glenda E. Flemister, MD, FACP, FCCP, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, and Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Flemister has over 30 years of experience in her field. She received her MD from Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and is licensed to practice in Illinois, Kentucky, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

    Dr. Flemister has over 10 years of experience in national insurance and payer companies. She has served as Medical Director for Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, and Next Level Health Partners. She is currently the Executive Medical Director for Medical Health Solutions, a company involved in predicting trends to optimize healthcare at an affordable and sustainable rate. In this capacity, she provides education, consultation, and resources to the medical industry, medical providers, and managed care organizations.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Flemister has been providing medical legal chart review, depositions, and trial testimony to the legal community since 1994. Her cases involve Pulmonary and Critical Care medical issues. She has performed over 100 file reviews. Her services are available to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant, private hospitals, ISMIE (Illinois State Medical Inter-Insurance Exchange), and the AMA. Dr. Flemister's cases involve:
    • Pulmonary Medicine / Disease
    • Critical Care Medicine
    • Internal Medicine
    • Pulmonary Medical Malpractice
    • Pulmonary Care Quality Assurance
  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Transplant Issues
  • Asthma
  • Obstructive Lung Disease
  • Medical Devices
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    Brian Louis Samuels, MD, FACP, FCP (SA)
    5371 East Lisa Rd.
    Harrison ID 83833
    USA
    phone: 208-651-4727
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    Brian Louis Samuels, MD, FACP, FCP (SA) is board certified in Medical Oncology and is a recognized expert in the treatment of soft tissue and bone sarcomas.

    After graduating with Honors from the Godfrey Huggins School of Medicine, Dr. Samuels did an internal medicine residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center, and was board certified in Internal Medicine in 1984. He continued his training in Hematology and Oncology with a fellowship at the University of Chicago, becoming board certified in Medical Oncology in 1987.

    He was on the faculty of the University of Chicago, followed by the University of Illinois (Assoc. Professor), where he headed the Oncology Sarcoma section, before moving to Idaho in 2004.

    Dr. Samuels has conducted extensive clinical research, authoring over 60 publications/ book chapters, 26 in the field of sarcoma. He serves as an editorial reviewer for such publications as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology.

    Sarcoma is a rare tumor type, so that many oncologists are not familiar with its management.

    Dr. Samuels' offers Consulting and litigation support in most aspects of Medical Oncology and Hematology with a focus in Sarcoma. He has extensive experience in assisting attorneys to understand the issues involved in sarcoma cases. His services include disability review, utilization review, medical record review, written reports, deposition, and trial testimony as needed.
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    1500 Walnut St.
    Ste. 902
    Philadelphia PA 19102
    USA
    phone: 215-731-1901
    fax: 215-731-9503
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    Richard M. Sobel, MD, DFAPA, has over 30 years of experience practicing Adult Psychiatry and Pain Management / Medicine. His specialty focus is in Pain Medicine, for which he has sub-specialty board certification, Psychotherapy, and Psychopharmacology.

    Dr. Sobel is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Jefferson Medical School. A Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, Dr. Sobel is immediate Past President and continues to serve on the board of the Greater Philadelphia Pain Society, one of six regional chapters of the American Pain Society. He is a Councilor for the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society and Representative of the Pennsylvania Psychiatry Society to the Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management Work Group of the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

    In 2014, Dr. Sobel was the recipient of the Dean's Award for Excellence in Education at Jefferson Medical College and, in 2013, was nominated Practitioner of the Year by the Philadelphia Psychiatric Society.

    Litigation Support - Dr. Sobel offers expert witness services to counsel representing both plaintiff and defendant. With voice training for public speaking, he is able to effectively communicate with judge and jury. Dr. Sobel's services include Independent Medical Exams (IMEs), medical record review, utilization review, written reports, depositions, and trial testimony as needed.

    Areas of Expertise:
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Worker's Compensation
    • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Sleep Disorders
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Opioids
  • Addiction
  • Pain Medication
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    Dr. Stephen M. Raffle
    Principal
    35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield (San Francisco) CA
    USA
    phone: 415-461-4845
    fax: 415-461-4039
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    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. is double Board-Certified, in Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry. Dr. Raffle has over 43 years as a clinical and forensic psychiatrist offering his expert opinion in Federal and State jurisdictions nationwide. In addition to serving as an expert witness, Dr. Raffle consults to attorneys, judges, insurers, and to employers regarding Fitness for Duty and Risk of Violence (Threat) Assessment:

  • 5000+ psychiatric assessments
  • Forensic testimony, 700 depositions and trial testimony
  • Successful clinical practice

    The job of an expert witness is to educate a jury, judge, attorney, trier of fact about the forensic psychiatrist's conclusions and how those opinions were derived, in a manner well-reasoned and skillful, easily understood by every person, not only another Forensic Psychiatrist. In short, an educator. Dr. Raffle’s experience as an educator extends well beyond a forensic venue, yet underpins the key to his ability to explain his opinions.

  • Prof. of Psychiatry, UCSF Medical School, 20 years
  • Hastings College of the Law postgraduate course "Trial and Appellate Advocacy" instructing seasoned attorneys about the direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses, with special focus on mental health experts and licensed medical professionals, Psychiatrists (MD), Psychologists, LCSW, MFT, and physicians in other medical specialties, 11 years

    Stephen M. Raffle, M.D. & Associates' expertise is well-established in forensic assessment in the areas of:

    • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
    • Dementia and Competency
    • Testamentary Capacity
    • Undue Influence
    • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • Malingering
    • Emotional Distress: Intentional & Unintentional infliction
    • Emotional Distress: Forensic Evaluation to render medical-legal opinion
    • Diagnosis and Need for Treatment
    • Fitness For Duty
    • Risk/Threat Workplace Violence Assessment
    • Wrongful Termination
    • Discrimination (ADA, Title VII, EEOC)
    • Harassment
    • Employment Litigation
    • Medical Malpractice
    • Catastrophic Injury
    • Temporary and Permanent Disability
    • Medical Records Review
    • Assist in Preparation for Direct and Cross-examination of Expert Witnesses and Deposition of expert witnesses
  • 35 Wolfe Grade
    Kentfield, CA 94904 (San Francisco Bay Area)
    (415) 461-4845
    Licensed in California.
    12/3/2014 · Psychiatry
    In order for a medical opinion to be admissible as evidence in civil, criminal and administrative cases, the basis of the opinion must fulfill either the Daubert Criteria or the Frye test, depending on the jurisdiction. The judge of the court rules on the admissibility of the expert opinion. The effect of Daubert has been to limit expert testimony to opinions which are based on a scientific foundation. Daubert specifies that adequate scientific support and method and a known error rate must exist. The testimony of a mental health expert rendering an opinion using criteria which does not meet Daubert standards is weakened by the implication that it is not based on "sound science." In some instances, for example, a mental health expert uses an approach where there are no peer-reviewed studies or methods, such as when psychologists compose their own neuropsychological test batteries. In most cases where an attorney is considering a "Daubert challenge," a contemporaneous and up-to-date literature search is indicated. Also, extensive case law presently exists as to specific issues. Being familiar with the Daubert criteria enhances effectiveness in challenging a mental health expert's opinion, whether on voir dire or cross examination. On direct examination, the strengths of an opinion reached under Daubert criteria become a "teaching moment" for the trier of fact, because it will be founded on the science of mental health assessment.

    10/27/2014 · Psychiatry
    Undue influence occurs when the testator's freewill and freedom of choice in the disposition of the assets of his or her estate is replaced by the substituted judgment/wishes of another. This can apply to creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal instrument.

    2/11/2014 · Psychiatry
    The medical expert cannot express an opinion about the ultimate question to the trier of fact: how much is the plaintiff's emotional distress (emotional injury) worth in dollars? Yet when the question of these monetary damages is put to a jury, their deliberations are better-served if considered in the context of a Forensic Psychiatrist's knowledgeable findings and testimony.

    5/28/2009 · Human Factors
    All psychiatric reports evaluate something, but not always the same thing. For example, eligibility for benefits, or fitness to do a job. To make sense of the report, the reader must determine what is being evaluated and how it is being done

    5/28/2009 · Psychiatry
    In civil cases where emotional distress is alleged, it often occurs that the plaintiff’s attorney designates the treater as his expert. Usually the argument is that the plaintiff’s own therapist has spent many more hours with the plaintiff than the defense expert and therefore "knows" the plaintiff better. The treater often agrees with this reasoning